Snail Secretion Filtrate

Snail secretion filtrate – also known as snail slime, snail mucin, or Helix aspersa muller glycoconjugates – is a protective liquid excreted by snails when agitated. This secretion contains substances such as hyaluronic acid, proteins, and other nutrients extremely beneficial to the skin. Benefits of snail secretion filtrate include the following:

  • Reduces wrinkles (including significant improvement in fine lines after 8 weeks of use according to the Journal of Drugs and Dermatology)
  • Moisturizes skin
  • Reduces skin inflammation
  • Brightens skin
  • Smooths skin texture

Popular Products with Snail Secretion Filtrate

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Snail secretion filtrate is arguably the most popular ingredient in Korean skincare, and can be found in a multitude of moisturizers, serums, and sheet masks. Examples of such products are as follows:


Journal of Drugs in Dermatology,

The Dermatology Review,